Jersey All Americans to be crowned in November
The finest Registered Jerseys in the world will take center stage when The 60th All American Jersey Show & Sale returns Nov. 3, 4 and 5 to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Premiums totaling $45,125 will be offered for three shows. Last year's All American assembled nearly 600 Registered Jerseys under one roof, making it the largest single-site exhibition of Jerseys in the United States and the world for 2011.
The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Nov. 3. Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio, will judge with Sean Johnson, Glenville, Penn., serving as his consultant. This is one of the richest junior shows in the world with $9,625 in premiums offered for 2012, plus an additional $5,000 in exhibitor support provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association.
The 59th National Jersey Jug Futurity on Nov. 4 will award premiums estimated at $10,000. It will be judged by Dean Dohle, Half Way, Mo. His consultant will be Thomas "Moss" McCauley, Lowell, Mich.
The open division of The All American Jersey Show is set to take place on Nov. 5 and will be judged by Kevin Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C. His consultant will be Kevin Williams, McConnelsville, Ohio
The first and second place entries in each class of all shows will be named the All American and Reserve All American winners for 2012 by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The shows will be streamed live from Freedom Hall via webcast.
Two sales, both managed by Jersey Marketing Service of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, will also occur that same weekend.
The 60th All American Jersey Sale, the premier showcase for Registered Jersey genetics in the United States, will offer 62 lots on the evening of Nov. 4. The extraordinary offering includes 30 females with A.I. contract interest and female offspring of two living Excellent-97 percent cows, the four-time All American KCJF Regency Treasure and two-time National Grand Champion Pleasant Nook F Prize Circus. Two high genomic-proven bulls will also sell to limited-size syndicates.
The 55th Pot O'Gold Sale on Nov. 3, will feature 35 genomic-evaluated heifers that can only be purchased by youth between seven and 20 years of age. Presenting Sponsor of the sale is Cow's Match Jersey Blend from Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Co.
Both sales will be broadcast live with online bidding capabilities by Jersey Auction Live.
All events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, conveniently located near the Louisville airport.
The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.